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お庭スタッフのまなざし/The Gardener’s View

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ノキシノブ
御賜稚松之記の石碑近くにあるスダジイの大樹にはシダの仲間であるノキシノブがたくさん生えています。地面よりも樹木にくっついて生活する道を選んだ植物(着生植物)ですが、実は大樹の裏側は、ほとんど生えていません。
日が当たるところを好むので、幹の表裏の違いが顕著に出ています。この場所以外でも、様々な場所に生えていますので、色んな木の幹や灯籠にぜひご注目ください。
今の時期、ノキシノブの葉裏には丸く並んだ胞子嚢がたくさん付いています。

Weeping Ferns at Murin-an
On the large Itajii Chinkapin tree near the stone monument erected to commemorate the Meiji emperor’s donation of two pine saplings to Murin-an, there are many weeping ferns growing.

Weeping ferns are aerial plants, which means that they choose to live on trees rather than the ground. Yet on the reverse side of this large tree, they hardly grow at all. Because they prefer areas with lots of sunlight, there is a conspicuous difference between how they grow on the front and back of the tree trunk. They also grow in many other areas of Murin-an, so be sure to look for them around the garden’s different tree trunks and stone lanterns.

During this time of year, there are also many round sporangium growing in rows on the bottom of the weeping fern’s leaves.

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